Paving his own niche lane among the electronic landscape, newcomer Noah Slee has been generating significant buzz this year with a variety of genre bending releases. Aligned with creating forward thinking soul compositions, as well as asserting his position in the mainstream, the New Zealand artist has been featured on major outlets like COMPLEX, NTS, BBC 1Xtra, and COLORS Berlin.
The latest body of work exalt’s Noah Slee’s position as one to watch. The unconventional release presents a both polished and experimental artistic process, with emotive vocals at the centrepiece of this latest offering. ‘Soulflower’ radiates as the project’s lead single. Accentuated by Slee’s mesmerizing vocals and riveting percussions, subtle trap elements guide the track into distorted new age R&B. Tracks like ‘Outta My Way’ unravel into a swaggering cipher. Featuring Melbourne based favourite Oscar Key Sung, the vivacious approach exhibits both artists’ melodic and creative ranges.
His intuitive ear for radical sound qualities and creative arrangements is most perceptible with his remarkable composition ‘America’. A smooth and sultry number, ‘America’ emphasises his distinguished vocals as they effortlessly glide off the riffing pianos. The accompanying video brings a visually strong performance. With underlying themes of political and social commentary, ‘America’ allows the artist to affirm his presence as a proficient lyricist. Exploring his own narrative through mastered storytelling, ‘Twice’ evokes Noah Lee’s promising trajectory both as an artist and an individual.